A week after announcing the "Osmo+" handheld gimbal with integrated zoom, DJI today is debuting another member of the Osmo line, called the Osmo Mobile, which acts as a stabilization system for compatible smartphones "that turns them into intelligent, precision camera systems." As with previous products, the iPhone will work with the Osmo Mobile, including the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
Like in previous Osmo models, the Osmo Mobile uses the company's three-axis gimbal stabilization to increase precision down to 0.03 degrees of accuracy. Combined with its "SmoothTrack" technology to smooth out any shaking, the Osmo Mobile produces clearer and higher-quality shots compared to using a smartphone by itself.
“DJI continues to revolutionize the way we capture and share memories,” said Frank Wang, DJI CEO and founder. “The Osmo Mobile combines the best of DJI’s beloved Osmo smart stabilization technology with the robust DJI GO app. This is a breakthrough, allowing smartphone users unprecedented control of and creative possibilities for their devices.”
Used in conjunction with the DJI GO app [Direct Link], users can live stream and instantly share photos and videos on social media. Within the app, "ActiveTrack" lets users tap a subject on the smartphone's screen, which the Osmo Mobile will then intelligently follow and record without any further input needed from the camera holder. ActiveTrack can be used on the front-facing camera as well.
The Osmo Mobile comes in cheaper than the $649.00 Osmo+, which includes a full-featured camera with zoom capabilities, so anyone interested can get the new gimbal system for $299.00. There's also a collection of Osmo accessories, like an external battery and tripod, to add onto the camera system.